Reclaiming Socialism – guest post by Rick Evans

Turning the Tide

I have admired Jeremy Corbyn for many many years. But there’s much more to it than that as to why I will be voting for him in the Labour Leadership Election. Let me explain. We need to look at the big picture and a big vision. It is repeatedly said that Corbyn’s success is a cult of personality. I don’t buy that. He isn’t perfect and not surprisingly he has made mistakes. But what some in the party don’t seem to get is it’s not really about Jeremy, it’s about what he stands for. He has a positive vision. It’s the politics of hope. As Jeremy himself said “I think it’s called Socialism”.

There I’ve said it – the dreaded S word. In the last 20-25 years the S word has become like a swear word. If you were in the Labour Party you weren’t supposed to mention it. To…

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